Lost in a good book

“Pliny the Really Very Young’s account of being unable to see the eruption of Vesuvius due to being put to bed early for some bullshit excuse”
— Book-that-should-be title from Jasper Fforde, The Woman Who Died a Lot (via miss-m-calling)

magic-of-books:

This month’s Top 5: books that Doctor Who fans may enjoy. Let me know who your favorite Doctor is and your favorite episodes.

americanlibraryassoc:

Resurrecting the Dead: what did Jane Austen look like?
Linda Rodriguez McRobbie on how art, history and software help us make educated guesses about unknown faces.

Jane Austen is a pretty woman, with curly brown hair hidden under a rather dowdy mobcap, brown eyes, the long, straight, “Austen” nose, and a clear, rosy complexion. She looks friendly, clever, bright, like what you’d think Jane Austen would look like.

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americanlibraryassoc:

Resurrecting the Dead: what did Jane Austen look like?

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie on how art, history and software help us make educated guesses about unknown faces.

Jane Austen is a pretty woman, with curly brown hair hidden under a rather dowdy mobcap, brown eyes, the long, straight, “Austen” nose, and a clear, rosy complexion. She looks friendly, clever, bright, like what you’d think Jane Austen would look like.

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(via progressive-librarian)

“Death cannot be avoided forever, but it can be postponed - in that respect it’s very like the washing up.”
—  Jasper Fforde, The Eye of Zoltar. (via mysharona1987)

read-watch-play:

If you liked A Corner of White by Jaclyn Moriarty, why not try another story set in parallel worlds…

His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

The Talisman by Stephen King & Peter Straub

The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

Tender Morsels by Margo Lanagan

The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde

quoteallthethings:

Jasper Fforde - quote
-I wished I could share my own optimism.
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quoteallthethings:

Jasper Fforde - quote

-I wished I could share my own optimism.

Source: quoteallthethings.com

“Palindrome as well. My sister’s name is Hannah. Father liked word games. He was fourteen times World Scrabble Champion. When he died, we buried him at Queenzieburn to make use of the triple word score.”
— Jasper Fforde, The Big Over Easy (via quoted-books)
“Everything looks fine but behind the door there’s a fire raging. I’m sorry, but if you and I are going to run side by side with scissors, you’re going to have to open that door and feel the heat on your face. Perhaps even burn a little. Scar tissue always heals harder.”
— Jasper Fforde, Shades of Grey. (via ariannawesh)
“I was wakened by Pickwick wanting to be let out, and Alan wanting to be let in. The smaller dodo had some paint spilled on him, smelt of perfume, had a blue ribbon tied around his left food and was holding a mackerel in his beak. I have no idea to this day what he’d been getting up to. I went upstairs, checked that Friday was sleeping in his cot, then had a long shower and a shave.”
— Landen Parke-Laine (Something Rotten, Jasper Fforde)

(Source: 382fan)